Our Volunteers

Jennie Bendistinto
GROUP ART THERAPY FACILITATOR

As an Art Therapist, I have integrated my knowledge and experience of art, communication and art therapy techniques to bring together the use of both art and the senses as a way to steer through an issue/problem. (read more …)

Sandy Buchanan
ART THERAPY FACILITATOR

I became involved as a client and then as a Volunteer Facilitator in 2017 not long after my breast cancer diagnosis and mastectomy.

Joining in the activities at Think Pink whilst having chemotherapy and radiotherapy was a god-send for me. (read more …)

Maree Chambers
MEDITATION FACILITATOR

I commenced my involvement with Think Pink after seeing a brochure in the community and was very keen to be involved due to various family members having had this condition and also a close friend. I have been involved with Think Pink as a volunteer for the past 2 years,  (read more …)

Helen Flanagan
TAI CHI FACILITATOR

I am Helen, the 3rd born in a family of seven children. Unfortunately there are only four of us left now. I was 20 when I got married and have three children and three grandchildren. I left school at 16 and went into office work in the insurance industry and stayed in this area until I left to have my children. (read more …)

Joan Hammond
BOOK (WORM) CLUB

After my treatment for cancer, I found Think Pink was only a short walk along the river from where I live. What a welcome and great home away from home for us women, all with a zest for life. (read more …)

Julie Hannan-Smith
BOOK (WORM) CLUB

Part way through my breast cancer treatment in 2019 (double mastectomy and chemo) I attended a Think Pink Art class and was hooked on the most amazing support from the Think Pink team. Since then I have enjoyed Yoga, Meditation and Art Therapy. (read more …)

Anna Horgan
JOURNAL WRITING FACILITATOR

I have been involved with Think Pink since November, 2018 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After surgical treatment and 12 months of treatment with both chemo and radiotherapy, my understanding of this disease became more personal and intense! (read more …)

Ros McAuley
SECOND HOPE SUPPORT GROUP & HOT PINK SISTERS SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATOR / VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR

I commenced volunteering at Think Pink in 2009 soon after the doors opened. I was looking for an opportunity to volunteer my time and as a nurse with a long career in the cancer setting, I felt that The Living Centre was the perfect fit for me. (read more …)

Monique Poppelaars
REFLEXOLOGY FACILITATOR

I graduated from the Australian School of Reflexology and Relaxation in 2005 and have been working as a professional Reflexologist ever since. I have a special interest in women’s health, particularly in how emotions and day to day stress can influence women’s lives. (read more …)

Michelle Rosenberg
PILATES FACILITATOR

I first began teaching Pilates for the Living Centre in 2014 and am still a proud volunteer today. I have been teaching Pilates for over eight years across a variety of clinical and fitness settings across Melbourne, I am also a physiotherapist working in private practice in St Kilda East. (read more …)

Ande Szendroe – Senior Clinician / Counsellor (Part-time casual)
SUPPORTING BLOKES FACILITATOR

I bring a range of clinical and program-development expertise to the Team at Think Pink. My services include, a timely and responsive counselling service, service-planning and development with a focus on education and co-facilitation of the Think Pink Bloke’s Group. (read more …)

Dishna Wijenayake – Financial Adviser
FINANCE WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

I am a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and my aim is to ensure appropriate financial advice and education is available to those in need. I am also involved with Think Pink as a volunteer and have offered my service since 2016.. (read more …)

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